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Why Kroll for Investment Banking? / Overview of Kroll


Overview


Kroll is a major US financial services firm offering valuation, risk, compliance, corporate finance, and other business solutions. After acquiring business services company Kroll in 2018, the firm formerly known as Duff & Phelps fully rebranded under the name Kroll in 2021.


Kroll has been focused on expanding its risk solutions, acquiring intelligence firms Resolver and Crisp to expand its capabilities.


Kroll Overview


Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Kroll, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment banking group has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention


We articulate how you can answer this question thoughtfully in our Investment Banking Course. We also cover all technical and qualitative information you need to get a top investment banking offer.



Big 3 Qualitative Questions




Selected Transaction


Kroll provided a fairness opinion on the sale of self-storage facility provider LAACO to rival CubeSmart. The deal allows CubeSmart to improve its presence in the southwestern United States.

  • Transaction Description: CubeSmart, L.P. entered into an agreement to acquire LAACO, Ltd. (OTCPK:LAAC.Z) from Stability LLC and others. CubeSmart intends to finance the purchase price at closing through a combination of net proceeds from an underwritten public offering, and the proceeds from new long-term debt financing.

  • Transaction Value: US$1.7B

  • Transaction Date: Closed December 2021

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Fact Sheet


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  • Company Name: Kroll

  • Description: Kroll provides proprietary data, technology, and insights to help clients stay ahead of complex demands related to risk, governance, and growth

  • Bank Category: Middle Market

  • Ticker: Kroll is not publicly traded

  • Founded: 1932

  • Employees: 5,000

  • Chief Executive Officer: Jacob Silverman

  • Headquarters: New York City, USA


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